Commando Issue 5259 - the wraparound "Braddock" cover by Keith Burns

“Braddock of the Bombers” revived for new Commando stories

Commando Comics has followed up its teasing of a revival of characters from the weekly boys’ comic Victor with an announcement that “Braddock” will be following in the footsteps of “Codename: Warlord” aka Lord Peter Flint and returning to comic pages in Commando. Just as we predicted last week, DC Thomson Media’s Heritage Brands teamContinue reading “Braddock of the Bombers” revived for new Commando stories

Gordon Livingstone in his garden, with the art that featured in Commando Issue 2786 "Protect or Die", published in August 1994.

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Gordon Livingstone

Artist Gordon Livingstone is another unsung hero of British comics. Born on 17th August 1934, he grew up in the tenements of Lochee, Dundee. As a school leaver, Gordon ended up working as an office boy for a local law firm and would end up drawing rather than doing his job. Fortunately for us, the lawyerContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Gordon Livingstone

Roy Of The Rovers

When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

While attending the inaugural Capital Sci-Fi Con at Meadowbank earlier this year, I got to see James “Safest Hands in Soccer” McCulloch, the author of City of Lost Souls  being ambushed by John “Ball of Fire” Ferguson of DiamondSteel Comics as John is the driving force behind the Scotland Comic Creators Football Club (and yes,Continue reading When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

Jeff Bevan's first Commando cover for Issue 734 was reprinted for Issue 1932 - "Born To Be Brave"

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Jeff Bevan

When our beloved editor John Freeman (or if you prefer, He Who Must Be Obeyed) mentioned that comic artist Jeff Bevan, perhaps best known for his cover work on Commando, has had little love on the internet, I was a bit stunned. Jeff’s work – both his many covers and comic strip work for aContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Jeff Bevan

This Was Wizard

In Review: This Was The Wizard

This Was The Wizard is a book I never expected to see. It is the definitive guide to a comic that is, in my mind, part of the bedrock of the DC Thomson’s output. To give you an idea of how highly I rate this book, as a reference guide, I believe it is onContinue reading In Review: This Was The Wizard